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Events in the month of July 2018
DateEvent
07/03/18
 -07/04/18
Eitzen Family Fun Fest

Sponsored by the Eitzen Lions

Click link below for schedule of events

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07/04/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

more info...
07/04/18
Pulpit to Pulpit Palooza 5K

This Fourth of July, family-friendly, dog-friendly, event strives to raise money for the Decorah Dog Park and The Spectrum Network. The race will begin at the soccer fields near Will Baker park and end at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. 

$25 pre-registration includes a Pulpit to Pulpit Palooza tshirt, $1 off either an Impact Coffee beverage or a Pulpit Rock beer after the race, and a free Spring Grove Soda! $12 pre-registration for youth 12 and under includes a tshirt and a Spring Grove Soda. Day of registration for adults is $30 and $15 for youth. 
*Register by June 13 to guarantee your tshirt size!

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07/04/18
Harmony 4th of July Fireworks

Harmony, Minnesota's 4th of July fireworks display.

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07/05/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

more info...
07/05/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

more info...
07/05/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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07/06/18
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra presented by ArtHaus

ArtHaus Presents an evening of Art Rock and Jazz Fusion with The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, who has been freakin’ minds since 2009. They stretch their own musical limits with album after album of intensely energetic art rock. Poetic lyrics, sophisticated harmonics, and dynamic and technical complexity derived from classical (and jazz) music.

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07/07/18
 -07/08/18
Mosaic Basics

In this two-day workshop, you will create your very own stained glass mosaic! No prior art experience necessary, just the openness to learn and have fun. We will discuss basic history, techniques and materials traditionally used for mosaics. You will learn about tools, substrates, adhesives, cutting and working with stained glass, grouting and finishing options. You will come away with the basic knowledge to move forward on your new mosaic adventure. Your individual mosaic project will measure 8”x8”.

Day 1: 9am-5pm       Day 2: 11am-4pm     Class length on days may vary depending on personal projects.

Note: Class size is limited to 10. If bringing your own image, please try to bring one that is as close to 8” x 8” as possible. A selection of images will be provided by the instructor.
Preregistration required


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07/07/18
Fourth of July in Spillville

Admission to the park is $5.00/car plus $3.00/person. 

NO KEGS - NO ATTITUDES - NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS

Kids' games, including mini golf and bounce house are free with park admission, starting at 2:00 p.m. Free Watermelon and Root Beer at 3:00 p.m. Bingo by CFS starts at 4:00 p.m. 

Music by Black Out at 6:00 p.m. on the ball diamond before fireworks @ 9:30 p.m. After the fireworks, Youkon will play inside the Inwood - Dance admission $3.00.

There will be several food stands at the park and also inside the Inwood.


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07/09/18
NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Northeast Iowa will be holding its monthly family support group, led by trained family members of people with mental health conditions for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with a mental health condition.  


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07/09/18
 -07/13/18
Garden Adventure Dance Camp

Bumblebees, butterflies, and tulip bulbs…we will celebrate and explore nature through movement, crafts, and a healthy snack.

Ages 3-5 (must be 3 by the week of camp)
9:00-10:30 am Monday through Friday
$150.00


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07/09/18
 -07/13/18
Inspire Dance Camp for Beginners 7-10 Yrs

Come explore different dance styles with us. Throughout the week we will experience ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, and others. We will learn movement, play with choreography, and learn how to be our healthiest self.

Ages 7-10 yrs
1-3 pm Monday through Thursday
$200.00


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07/09/18
 -07/13/18
Build and Be Dazzled Class

Play with making beads from sculpey as well as using a variety of pre-made beads (including beans), elastic, and wires to make bracelets, necklaces, anklets and more. Youth who want to branch out can make sculpey or beeswax animals, figures or scenes.

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07/10/18
ISU Extension and Outreach webinar designed to help dairy farmers recognize and deal with stress

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the United States. This stress can affect decision making during challenging times, particularly for dairy farmers as they are experiencing extended low milk prices. 

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07/10/18
International Owl Center “Build An Owl Program” at Decorah Public Library

Are owl eyes more like binoculars or a magnifying glass? What shape is an owl’s beak?  Children of all ages are invited to come to Decorah Public Library to learn first-hand about owl adaptations by identifying the pieces and parts of an owl. Once all the correct adaptations have been picked, a LIVE owl will come out for a visit! 
 

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07/11/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

more info...
07/11/18
Crafternoon:Tambourines!

As part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!,” Decorah Public Library invites children of all ages to express their creative side. Join us in the public program room of the library to make your own tambourine.  This instrument is easy to build and decorate and even more fun to play!

This program is limited to 24 children on a first-come basis. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


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07/12/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

more info...
07/12/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


more info...
07/12/18
Wild Crafted Pesto and Salads (CSA)

Learn the ways of pesto beyond basil and how to incorporate all kinds of herbs and greens into your usual spinach and lettuce salads. In this hands-on class we will not only try out some innovative pesto recipes and creative salad ingredients, but also learn how to successfully improvise and experiment

Lead by Peter Kraus, this is a demonstration-style class with hands-on elements, and is vegan friendly and gluten-free with a limit of 16 participants. Cost is $12 for Co-op Members, $15 for community members, and is eligible for CSA voucher redemption. 


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07/13/18
Haymarket Spring/Summer Concert

Come down to the Haymarket to enjoy good tunes and dance the night away.

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07/13/18
 -07/14/18
Town and Country Garden Club 2018 Flower Show

Remembering Laura Hjelle Hoeg, “The Nisse Lady
 

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07/13/18
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required


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07/13/18
 -07/14/18
Blooming in All Seasons of Life

This year’s festive “Nisse inspired” flower and horticulture show will be held at Laura HjelleHoeg’s childhood home, the Hjelle brick house near Siewer Springs and the DecorahFish Hatchery. Examples of Laura’s paintings in the Scandinavian style still remain in the property for your viewing.

The theme for this year’s flower show was inspired by the 2017 book release, “The Curve of Her Life, Folk Artist, Laura HjelleHoeg” by Carol Hoeg Oliver, Laura’s daughter. As an added component, Carol will also be present at the show to share stories and to autograph her book.

A beverage and a tasty treat will be provided as you relax in this tranquil, Siewer Springsvalley setting.

A suggested donation of $10 will support Town and Country Garden Club’s beautification efforts towards Decorah’s public gardens, tree planting, conservation, and educational projects.

Organized in 1954 and Federated in 1955, the Town & Country Garden Club of Decorah meets monthly, at 1:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. For more about Town & Country Garden Club, email: mfdeen6@gmail.com


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07/14/18
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration

Are you a pie lover? If so, then join us and learn the ‘how to’s’ from an experienced Amish baker. Your Amish instructor will expertly whip up several types of pies from scratch. Learn about using a wood stove and sample the results with coffee. Not only will you gain insight into the Amish lifestyle, you’ll create a warm and tasty memory. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to bake bread in a wood fired stove. After the bread is baked and the butter made, you will enjoy the freshly made bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
The Point Eco-Adventure

Come experience a culinary, service learning, eco-adventure! Begin your adventure with Mary Bell, as you learn and help prepare seasonal, Native America, pre-contact foods. Next, explore “The Point”, one of the most biodiverse places left on the Root River. Learn about the education demonstrations that take place here and give something back by participating in a service learning project such as invasive control, prairie restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, or trail maintenance, to name a few. Finish up the adventure with great conversation over a light seasonal meal savoring some of the items prepared earlier. This class may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Creating Sacred Space

Sacred space is an alignment of vibrational intentions and connection to our inner-world of knowledge and healing powers. We will create this space with nature and invoke our ancestor’s teachings to instill our body – mind – spirit with love and guidance. We believe in the importance of taking time out, finding the space to nourish your body and mind. Join us in this process of discovery, as we leave behind the everyday life of meetings and schedules, and be prepare to meet your direct source of healing. We will guide and teach you to create your own space and experience the source we were all meant to have.

Note:  You will need to bring a lunch.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Intentional Living: Making Today Matter!

Do you have dreams and goals for your life and want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Do you long to be significant, make a contribution, do something noble or leave a lasting legacy? Join us for an exciting afternoon as we explore choosing a life that matters. We will discuss your purpose/goals/dreams and give you practical applications to help you reach them. Start small. Believe big. Find your why. Set priorities. Manage your time. Be intentional. These are just a few of the topics we will cover. Join us for an afternoon that can change the course of your life!

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Preserving the Harvest

Enjoy the flavors of harvest all year long! Designed for the beginner this class covers topics of cold storage, freezing, dehydrating and canning. Upon completion of this class you will: 1- Understand how to safely store food in a variety of ways. 2- Be able to choose a food preservation method that fits the food type and your use for it. 3- Know how to choose a dehydrator, blancher, canner, and other tools for food preservation. 4- Have a list of food items you can begin preserving right away.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
 -07/15/18
Wood Bowl Turning Workshop

Join instructor Duane Hill, accomplished wood turner for this two day, hands-on workshop. Learn the ins and outs of wood turning and spend the weekend working your way up to turning your very own wood bowls. Saturday will serve as an introduction to the art of wood turning and you will be introduced to the lathe and tools. Topics covered will include tool safety and sharpening, wood selection, and basic rounding wood safety. Sunday will be spent on the lathes, practicing and then turning your wood bowl(s). You will have the opportunity to turn 1-2 bowls. Bowl design will be covered.

Day 1: 8:30am-5:30pm       Day 2: 8am-5pm     Class length on days may vary depending on personal projects.

Note: Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring you own bowl blanks (6-8” diameter and about 3-4” thick). Wood can be wet or dry. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few to borrow out at class.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Raw Cacao Medicine

Please your taste buds, support your immune system, and improve your sense of well-being by making chocolates! Class will use a mixture of organic raw cacao powder, organic raw cacao butter, dried and powdered herbs, nuts, seeds, and organic maple syrup to prepare several delightful chocolates.

Lead by Amy Myers of Amy’s Apothecary, visiting from Austin, Texas. This is a hands-on class that is vegan friendly and gluten-free with a limit of 12 participants. For more info on Amy and her products, please check out her website at https://www.amysapothecaryshop.com/

Cost is $20 for Co-op Members and $25 for community members.


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07/15/18
Acrylics and Ales at Toppling Goliath

It’s fun, it’s creative, it’s the perfect day out. Join ArtHaus as we paint the town with a glass of somethin’ in our hands. You’ll bring home a painting to hang and plenty of memories. The first drink is on the house. Paintings are released 1 week before the event.

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07/15/18
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required


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07/15/18
Stavanger Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

Music by Russel Guyer

Menu:
Hot chicken or beef sandwich
Potato salad - baked beans
Ice cream - brownie or apple bar
Coffee - lemonade - milk


Free will offering, Carry outs welcome

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07/16/18
Caregiver Support Group

This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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07/16/18
 -07/20/18
Make It Mega, Colossal, Gigantic, & Huge Class

Don’t let art be confined to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, let’s make it colossal! Start your day at the Clay Studio building huge clay sculptures. Finish your day at the ArtHaus Studio and out in nature making gigantic creations in nature. Bring a sack lunch.

more info...
07/17/18
ISU Extension and Outreach webinar discusses dairy farm finances and industry outlook

Many dairy farmers say they do not know exactly where they are financially, with some exiting the occupation prematurely in haste and others hanging on too long. When profitability decisions should be made, and how to have the information to make them, is the subject of an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach webinar hosted by two dairy field specialists.
 

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07/18/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

more info...
07/18/18
Medicine In Your Backyard

Have you ever sat in your backyard and looked around at the various plants growing there? Those “weeds” like Dandelion, Nettle, or Plantain have very useful spots in your medicine cabinet. Come walk with Clinical Herbalist, Bonnie Kreckow, and learn more about the plants growing right in your yard. Plants to heal mosquito bites in minutes, plants to heal wounds and burns within days, and many others that heal various illnesses, or aid a cough.

This is a field trip style class that requires participants be able to walk and stand for the duration of class.Cost is $15 for Co-op Member/Owners, $18 for community members. 


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07/18/18
Blank Park Zoo “Animals Sounds and Stories” Program at DPL

We all have a story to tell and so do the animals at the zoo! Children of all ages are invited to join us at Decorah Public Library to discover the many ways animals communicate.


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07/18/18
Custard with Cops

Culver's of Decorah and the Decorah Police Department present and evening with your local heroes.

Come and enjoy a $1 single scoop dish or cake cone.

-Meet and greet the officers and dispatchers from your community
-Meet Scoopie
-Free hand-outs
-Explore the inside of a SWAT vehicle
-Explore the inside of a squad car

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07/19/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

more info...
07/19/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

more info...
07/19/18
Homemade Whole-Grain Pasta (CSA)

In this hands-on class, you will develop some basic pasta making skills and learn about how you can intuitively incorporate more whole grains into your pasta, enhancing both flavor and nutrition. At the end we’ll share our results and taste our work.

Lead by Peter Kraus, this is a vegetarian friendly class with a limit of 16 participants. Cost is $12 for Co-op Members, $15 for community members, and is eligible for CSA voucher redemption.


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07/19/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


more info...
07/20/18
Haymarket Spring/Summer Concert

Come down to the Haymarket to enjoy good tunes and dance the night away.

more info...
07/20/18
Tangibility: Gabrielle Cordes

Gabrielle Cordes won Best of Show in this year’s Emerging Artist Exhibition. Now join the UW-Madison student as she displays her sculptures of ceramic, wood, and vibrant color combinations in a story of abstracted, tangible language.

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07/20/18
Pinter's Pizza on the Farm

Celebrate summer with the Pinter's family at Pizza on the Farm. 
Spend a beautiful Iowa evening with your family or friends at Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins Playland while enjoying homemade pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven. 

Cost: Pinter's Playland - $6 admission for children, youth, and adults over 3. Toddles 3 and under are free. 
Homemade pizzas are $10 each. Beverages extra. 

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07/20/18
 -07/21/18
Seed Savers Annual Conference & Campout

Come take part in this colorful celebration of our farm and garden heritage. Friday-night potluck, seed swap, bonfire, and camping. Free lectures, garden tours, hayrides, vegetable tastings, and an old-fashioned barn dance on Saturday.

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07/20/18
ERASE Meeting

The ERASE Coalition meets once a month to talk about issues facing our youth and our community and comes up with multidimensional ways to address these issues. We work to raise awareness on the realities of substance abuse and to educate the community on issues related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

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07/21/18
 -07/25/18
Make It Mega, Colossal, Gigantic, & Huge Class

Don’t let art be confined to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, let’s make it colossal! Start your day at the Clay Studio building huge clay sculptures. Finish your day at the ArtHaus Studio and out in nature making gigantic creations in nature. Bring a sack lunch.

more info...
07/21/18
Ridiculous Day!

Water Street will be closed from Mechanic to State with sales starting as early as 7 AM! Get out and find all the big savings all over town.

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07/23/18
 -07/26/18
You Had Me at Lefse at ArtHaus

A camp combining Nordic culture with culinary arts. Start your day creating clay sculpture and glazing tableware. Finish your day exploring the art of eating at Vesterheim and cooking Norwegian style. Bring a sack lunch.
For ages 6-9.

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07/24/18
Alzheimer's Association--Education Series

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07/24/18
ISU Extension and Outreach webinar examines making dairy production decisions

Maximizing production while tightening your belt during periods of low milk prices can be challenging. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a webinar at 12 p.m. on July 24 to discuss tips for maximizing profitability, nutrition management, and what FINBIN has to say about production costs and capital efficiency.

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07/25/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

more info...
07/25/18
Learning to Eat with IBD

Join Registered Nurse, Kathy Goettl, on a tangled journey to teach those affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and those who care for them, ways in which they can learn to enjoy food again. Topics include tips, tricks, and helpful ideas for working through the dark days of IBD, best practices for handling flare-ups, and a few tasty snacks to boot!

This is a lecture and demonstration-style class with a limit of 20 participants. Cost is $5 for Co-op Member/Owners, $7 for community members.


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07/26/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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07/26/18
 -07/28/18
Nordic Fest

Velkommen to Nordic Fest! Some events persist from year to year—and shape the tradition of Nordic Fest. From the Opening Ceremonies and the Arts & Crafts Center to the Grand Parade and Fireworks, there is so much to experience at Nordic Fest!

More information to come!

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07/26/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


more info...
07/26/18
Explore Luther College during Summer Preview Day

The Luther College Admissions Office is hosting three Summer Preview Days.

This visit provides prospective students with a total immersive visit to the campus, as well as the Decorah community.

Advance registration is required.
 

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07/26/18
 -07/29/18
Antique and Vintage Sale

Four rooms and large garage full of antiques and vintage items. 

Come check out everything from furniture to primitives to jewelry to Scandinavian art. 

Air-Conditioned!

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07/27/18
Haymarket Spring/Summer Concert

Come down to the Haymarket to enjoy good tunes and dance the night away.

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07/27/18
 -07/28/18
Nordic Fest Art Fair

Take home unique handmade pottery, jewelry, photography, paintings and prints while supporting local talent and supporting the livelihoods of your creative neighbors!



Friday, July 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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07/27/18
 -07/28/18
Yard & Garden Tours

Yard & Garden Tours are sponosred by the Decorah Town & Country Garden Club. There are three gardens on the tour this year.

Ruth  Lynch
2975 South Old Mill Road
Nestled in the hills northeast of Decorah, the gardens wrap around the house and blend into the woods.  From downtown go west on College Drive to Casey’s corner. Turn right on Locust Road (W-38) and go 4 miles.  Turn right on Canoe Ridge Road and go .1 mile. Turn left on South Old Mill Road.  Go 1.1 mile.
Turn left at the drive way for #2975 which has a Tree Farm sign.  Follow the lane down to the house. 


Rachel Martyn & Shane Melcher
409 Center Street
This stately mansion was the home of Dr. Christian Hoeg, a physician born in Norway. With his neighbor Kristian Prestgard he hybridized gladiolus and grew them here in the “Decorah Gladiolus Garden", a commercial garden much admired by everyone.
Directions: From downtown go east on Water Street. Turn left on Riverside Ave. and go 2 blocks. Turn right on Center Ave. and go 2 blocks.


Erich and Mary Weiss
2806 Spruce Ridge Road
This couple has been working on their extensive yard for 50 years growing heritage trees and landscaping with a variety of plants and antiques.
Directions: From downtown go west on College Drive to Casey’s corner. Turn right on Locust Road (W-38) and go 3.9 miles. Turn right on Spruce Ridge Road and go 7 miles.

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07/28/18
Haymarket Spring/Summer Concert

Come down to the Haymarket to enjoy good tunes and dance the night away.

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07/28/18
2nd Annual Car/Motorcycle Show

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07/28/18
 -07/31/18
You Had Me at Lefse at ArtHaus

A camp combining Nordic culture with culinary arts. Start your day creating clay sculpture and glazing tableware. Finish your day exploring the art of eating at Vesterheim and cooking Norwegian style. Bring a sack lunch.
For ages 6-9.

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07/30/18
 -08/03/18
Art, Wind and Fire Class

Master the four elements while making art outdoors using earth (clay), fire (sun), water, and air. Participants will make new projects each day exploring nature and renewable energy sources.

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07/31/18
Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration

Are you a pie lover? If so, then join us and learn the ‘how to’s’ from an experienced Amish baker. Your Amish instructor will expertly whip up several types of pies from scratch. Learn about using a wood stove and sample the results with coffee. Not only will you gain insight into the Amish lifestyle, you’ll create a warm and tasty memory. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

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07/31/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to bake bread in a wood fired stove. After the bread is baked and the butter made, you will enjoy the freshly made bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

Preregistration required


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